Houghton, Josiah

Biographical Information from the Litchfield Historical Society

http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org/ledger/students/1256

Digitized Notebooks

v. 1

Birth Date

1791

Death Date

1833

Notes

Volume is bound in law calf, neatly organized, reasonably legible. Title page identifies this as " A Digest of Law in III Volumes," but only this first volume has survived. The volume contains eight legal titles, called "chapters" in the table of contents: Partnership; Sheriffs & Jailers; Statute of Limitations; Covenant broken; Bailment; Inns & Inn keepers; Executors & Administrators; Evidence.

Houghton, Josiah Notebooks

Lecture Date Lecturer Notebook Author Opening Line All terms
Houghton, Josiah A Digest of Law In a series of lectures, delivered at Litchfield Con. By Hon Tapping Reeve & James Gould, Esqs. And taken stenographically by Josiah Houghton in III Volumns containing twelve chapters under the following titles: Partnership, Sheriffs & Gaolers, Statute of Limitations, Covenant Broken, Bailment, Inns & InnKeepers, Executors & Admins., Evidence Title page with contents
1817-10-13 to 1818-10-13 not applicable Houghton, Josiah Catalogue of the Officers & Students of the Law Institution, Litchfield Cont. From Oct. 13, 1817 to Oct. 13, 1818, the period during which these lectures were delivered. Catalogue of the officers & students
1817-10-13 to 1818-10-13 not applicable Houghton, Josiah A Digest of Law in III Volumns Vol. I Title Page, title page
1817-10-13 to 1818-10-13 Gould, James Houghton, Josiah As to what amounts to a partnership, see Doug. 356-71. 4 Espinasse 102. 3 Peere Williams 402. Partnership, Title 1 Partnership
1817-10-13 to 1818-10-13 Gould, James Houghton, Josiah I am now to consider the Rights & Duties of Sheriffs & their under officers & also topics which are difficult to be classed under other Titles. Sheriff & Gaoler, Title 2 Sheriffs & Gaolers
1817-10-13 to 1818-10-13 Reeve, Tapping Houghton, Josiah Of the effect of the Statute of Limitation upon Contracts. It is acknowledged by all that many cases have arisen on which, if nothing were taken into consideration but the mere length of time Statute of limitations, Title 3 Statute of Limitations
1817-10-13 to 1818-10-13 Gould, James Houghton, Josiah This action is founded on a Covenant and claims a remedy for a breach of it. Hence it is called "covenant broken." Covenant broken, Title 4 Covenant broken
1817-10-13 to 1818-10-13 Gould, James Houghton, Josiah A Bailment is defined to be a delivery of goods upon a contract, express or implied, that they shall be restored to the bailor according to his direction when the purpose for which they were bailed, shall have been answered. Bailments, Title 5 Bailment
1817-10-13 to 1818-10-13 Gould, James Houghton, Josiah This title is closely connected with that of Bailments which precedes it & in the course of which most of the principles relating to Inns & Innkeepers have been noticed. Inns & Innkeepers, Title 6 Inns & Innkeepers
1817-10-13 to 1818-10-13 Gould and Reeve Houghton, Josiah This subject will include in it all estates of deceased persons of a personal nature for it is the duty of the Administrator to see to it; and if by Will, it is the duty of the Executor to see to the disposition of all Legacies. Executor & Administrators, Title 7 Executors & Administrators
1817-10-13 to 1818-10-13 Gould, James Houghton, Josiah I shall commence this subject by considering the General Rules of Evidence. The admissibility of evidence being a matter of law is to be settled by the Court. Evidence, Title 8 Evidence
1829-09-01 not applicable Houghton, Josiah A course of legal study prescribed by Hon. Jos. Story & Hon. Daniel Webster List of books